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John Stillman Woodbury photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 180

Scope and Contents

Photographs of John Woodbury and his wife, Alice Parker Woodbury. One photograph of John was taken in 1878 and the other was taken somewhat later. Materials dated 1878-1890.


  • 1878-1890


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

John Stillman Woodbury was born on the November 20, 1825, in New Salem, Massachusetts to Jeremiah Woodbury and Elizabeth Bartlett. He and his family were baptized as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1841. They moved as a family to Nauvoo, Illinois and engaged in farming. After joining the exodus west with the Abraham O. Smoot Company to Salt Lake City, Utah, John and his parents settled near Mill Creek and planted crops that were damaged by the swarm of crickets that came upon Utah in the summer of 1848. John was called on his first mission to the Sandwich Islands in 1850, and took his first wife, Elvira Stevens, with him. After they returned from the mission Elvira and John were divorced. John's second mission to the Sandwich Islands in 1856 was cut short in 1858 when he was called home to participate in the Utah War. In 1863, John married his second wife, Martha Alice Parker, and together they had ten children. He was sent to settle St. George in 1861. There he developed farming, horticulture, and began a fruit tree nursery business. In 1876, he was called on his last two missions to Hawaii. He passed away in St. George, Utah, on December 21, 1914.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Provenance unknown; 2022.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown; 2022.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

John Stillman Woodbury diaries (MSS 168).

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton; June 2022. Updated finding aid for DACS compliance and accuracy. Rehoused photographs to plastic sleeves for preeservation.

Register of John Stillman Woodbury photographs
Under Revision
Rose Frank
2011 November 4
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States